Stephen Magsig

80 Greene Street, 2000

Stephen Magsig (American, born 1946), 80 Greene Street, 2000, oil on linen, 80 x 70 in. Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School, 2003.12.

"When I think about the conventions of painting—a tradition I respect immensely—I notice that my concern has always been with the interplay of light and structure….Light, since it defines everything, is what my work is about. How light changes things, how it inflects the surfaces of places we imagine for ourselves and inhabit, like sunlight touching a window sill, illuminating and creating contrasts and shadows."—Stephen Magsig